In China, Schisandra berries (Schisandra chinensis) are called wǔ wèi zi, which means “five flavor fruit,” as they contain all five essential flavors; salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter. The tiny bright red fruits grow in clusters on a deciduous woody vine that is native to Northern China. Schisandra is considered to be an adaptogen.
Schisandra berries contain a wide variety of bioactive plant compounds; more than 30 types of lignans, essential aromatic oils like ylangene, α-himachalene and β-himachalene, phenolic acids like chlorogenic acid and hydroxybenzoic acid, triterpenes, cyanidin, phytosterols, polysaccharides, and flavonoids like isoquercitin, quercetin, myricetin and kaempferol. Schisandra is also a rich source of iron and manganese, and a good source of magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc and vitamins C and E.*
|XandraPure™ (Organic Schisandra 5:1)
||Country of Origin: China|
Part used: Fruit
Appearance: Fine red to brown powder
Solubility: Partly soluble
Certifications: Organic, Kosher.
Produced in an FSSC 22000 certified facility